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Jury to hear closing arguments in officer trial in Gray case

7 years 3 months 6 days ago Monday, December 14 2015 Dec 14, 2015 December 14, 2015 4:42 AM December 14, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BALTIMORE- William Porter's defense has presented him as a reasonable officer who did nothing wrong the day Freddie Gray was arrested, while prosecutors paint him as an indifferent cop who denied Gray medical care in the police wagon where he suffered a spinal injury that killed him.
Jurors will hear closing arguments Monday, then begin deliberating on which version they think is true.
The city of Baltimore, still on edge after riots the day of Gray's funeral, braces for the verdict.
Porter's case has had eight days of testimony. He's charged with manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. Prosecutors say he didn't call for an ambulance and ignored a policy requiring officers to buckle prisoners in seat belts. Porter says Gray didn't show signs of injury, pain or distress.

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